How to report fraud

Benefit fraud is committed by either: 

  • Intentionally not reporting a change in your circumstances 
  • Being dishonest in order to get benefits 

Reporting fraud 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for investigating all Housing Benefit fraud. 

If you suspect someone of benefit fraud you can: 

Find more information on what happens if you are suspected of fraud

Being found guilty of fraud is a criminal offence and every fraud committed results in a loss from the public purse. 

Page last reviewed: 2 April 2024


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